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Ensuring healthy lives after 2015

June 2013 The Lancet; It isn’t perfect, but it is a passionate, rigorous, and radical statement about the scale of our common predicaments and the need to initiate an inflection point in the trajectory of nations. The heads of state of Indonesia (Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono), Liberia (Ellen Johnson Sirleaf), and …

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More voluntary blood donors needed

June 2013 WHOBulletin; WHO calls for all countries to obtain 100% of their supplies of blood and blood products from voluntary unpaid blood donors by 2020. The need for blood and blood products is increasing every year, and many patients requiring life-saving transfusion do not have timely access to safe …

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How AIDS Invented Global Health

June 2013 NEJM; Over the past half-century, historians have used episodes of epidemic disease to investigate scientific, social, and cultural change. Underlying this approach is the recognition that disease, and especially responses to epidemics, offers fundamental insights into scientific and medical practices, as well as social and cultural values. As …

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ETHIOPIA:Ethiopian Child Mortality Rate Falls 40 Percent

May 2013 Ertagov; Ethiopia has reduced its child mortality rate by 40 percent over the last two decades. The figure is attested by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The 14th Mothers International Conference said the progress in Ethiopia is impressive in preventing children’s death from preventable disease. Yet the …

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